By Public Impact, October 31, 2022
The October newsletter includes how to use Opportunity Culture models to respond to NAEP results, a new video and blogs, Opportunity Culture news, and more. Read the October 2022 newsletter here.
NEW FROM PUBLIC IMPACT
The NAEP results released this week may feel deeply discouraging—if not surprising—to weary educators. But Opportunity Culture research points to sustainable, scalable ways to improve student learning—and at Public Impact, we see ways to improve learning well beyond those initial research findings. This is the moment for Opportunity Culture schools and districts—and those considering using Opportunity Culture models—to rapidly reach as many students as possible and maximize the innovative staffing of Opportunity Culture teams to dramatically boost student results.
The third-party research so far indicates that multi-classroom leader roles increase student learning growth by an extra half-year annually, on average, in reading and math. And the schools in the national Opportunity Culture initiative are reaching well over 120,000 students this year. Read more…
Opportunity Culture Video and Blogs
Opportunity Culture Teacher Residencies
Ector County and Midland school districts are two of the 11 Texas sites using Opportunity Culture paid, yearlong teacher residencies as of 2022-23. In this video, educators from these districts describe how teacher residents are an integral part of multi-classroom leader teams and how residencies benefit students, schools, and aspiring teachers.
Fidelity and Collaboration: Opportunity Culture Directors Share Advice on Common Challenges
At the September virtual gathering of Opportunity Culture directors, four panelists discussed how Opportunity Culture implementation has improved their district recruitment, teacher support, and student success; the collaboration needed among district offices; accountability concerns; and how their roles as directors have changed as implementation progresses. Read our wrap-up of their thoughts on challenges and successes their districts experienced.
Creating a Positive Classroom Culture: Tips from Opportunity Culture Educators
Many students are still struggling with unresolved social-emotional issues brought on or intensified by Covid shutdowns. In this blog, Opportunity Culture educators share their experiences and simple strategies they use to help create calm, safe spaces that support their students’ academic growth.